Tuesday, October 10, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Villagers being forced to make way for migrants
CHANDIGARH, Oct 9 — Farmers who own land in the UT villages here and belong to this region will have to move out. On their lands, the Chandigarh Administration will now rehabilitate slum dwellers who belong to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Fresh acquisition of land has begun in more than 12 villages of the UT.

Children perform qawwali at their annual function in Shishu Niketan Senior Secondary Model School, Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Monday.  — A Tribune photograph Children perform qawwali at their annual function in Shishu Niketan Senior Secondary Model School, Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Monday.

Controversial transfer? 
PANCHKULA, Oct 9 — Controversy surrounds the transfer of Mr Sandeep Garg, Administrator, Haryana Urban Development Authority, which was effected here today. He is succeeded by Mr Srikant Balgad, Joint Secretary, Local Administration.

Admn directed to seek names for GMCH Director
CHANDIGARH, Oct 9 — The appointment of a new Director Principal at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, has taken a new turn.

PU students’ body poll on Oct 20
CHANDIGARH, Oct 9 — The much-awaited dates of elections to the various students councils of Panjab University and local colleges for the session 2000-2001, was announced here today.



Man claims son was killed, police insists it is suicide
PANCHKULA, Oct 9 — It is a 70-year-old's race against time as he tries to bring the murderers of his 22-year-old son, Vinay Kumar, to book, without much success.


No body to deal with sexual harassment
SAS NAGAR, Oct 9 — On September 26, a stenographer-typist in the office of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council complained that she was being sexually harassed by her two colleagues. A case was registered by the police in this regard. The matter is being investigated.

Protest against petro price hike
CHANDIGARH, Oct 9 — Activists of the Chandigarh Territorial Mahila Congress staged a dharna in Sector 17 here today in protest against the recent hike in the prices of oil products and the LPG.

Decision on Divali mela sites on Oct 14
CHANDIGARH, Oct 9 — A special meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) will be held on October 14 to take a decision on the auction of stalls in the Sector 17 Plaza for the three-day Divali mela beginning October 24.

IAF rally participants reach Ropar
CHANDIGARH, Oct 9 — The eight participants in the Indian Air Force cycle rally — Sagar se Himalaya — today reached Ropar via Patiala, spreading the goodwill message of national integrity. The rally, which started on September 23 from the Air Force, Naliya (from where Pakistan's aircraft Atlantique was shot down on August 10 last year), reached Ropar via Bhuj, Santhalpur, Gandhav, Barmer, Jodhpur, Churu, Hisar and Patiala.

Sikh women ‘should not wear skirts’
CHANDIGARH, Oct 9 — The Nanavati Commission, set up to probe the 1984 riots in Delhi, will bring out all details before the government within six months, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Avtar Singh Hit said today.

Competing in devotional spirit
CHANDIGARH, Oct 9 — Mesmerised eyes stared with devotion at dying Shravna clutching an arrow with his quivering hands. The devotion was no less as other Ramlila committees staged scenes from the epic during a two-day competition organised by the Chandigarh Kendriya Ramlila Mahasabha late in the evening at Sector 28 here today.

Postal Week till Oct 14
CHANDIGARH, Oct 9 — The Department of Posts is celebrating National Postal Week from October 9 to October 14. The celebrations start on October 9 which is the World Post Day. The slogan for this year is “one world, one postal network”.

Slight fall in vegetable prices 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 9 — The prices of the commonly used vegetables have witnessed a slight decrease in the past about fortnight.

A tribute to nature’s most beautiful manifestation
CHANDIGARH, Oct 9 — Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.


Man succumbs to injuries
CHANDIGARH, Oct 9 — Paramjit Singh, of Sector 45, who was going on a scooter, was seriously injured when he was hit by a motor cycle(CH01-X-8406).

Unnatural act

  • Theft cases

  • Liquor seized

  • Theft case


PU decision on selection panels
CHANDIGARH, Oct, 9 — A high-powered meeting held under the chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof K.N. Pathak today decided on the constituents of the selection committees to select lecturers and principals to the affiliated colleges of Panjab University.

Educate slum kids: Jacob
CHANDIGARH, Oct 9 — Chandigarh has the necessary infrastructure to provide facilities for education, but still the literacy rate in city is not 100 per cent, said Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd.), U.T. Administrator, while speaking at the annual day function of Shishu Niketan Senior Secondary School, here today.

Children weave magic with clay
CHANDIGARH, Oct 9 —Creativity of little children was at its best as they laid their hands on dead clay and moulded it into near lifelike forms and shapes , during a competition organised by the State Institute of Education, here today.

British education week begins today
CHANDIGARH, Oct 9 — Close to the heels of the Cambridge book festival organised on its premises in Sector 8, the British Library is now coming up with yet another informative session aimed at helping those interested in pursuing studies in Britain.

Charges framed in blast case
CHANDIGARH, Oct 9 — The UT Addiional District and Sessions Judge,Mr S.K. Goel, today framed charges against Sher Singh and Gurbax Singh allegedly involved in the Sector 34 bomb blast case. It was alleged that Gurbax Singh and Sher Singh had the caused bomb blast at the instance of Rattandeep, who had already been declared a proclaimed offender.

  • Defamation case

  • Remand extended

  • Bail granted

Order on Sodhi Ram’s bail plea reserved
CHANDIGARH, Oct 9 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court today reserved its order on the bail application of a former Controller of Examination, Panjab University, arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in the alleged leakage of examination papers case.

Kala Darpan takes new birth
CHANDIGARH, Oct 9 — Contributing its part to the cause of strengthening cultural roots of the city, Saini Public School, Sector 38, gave away a considerable part of its land for the revival of Kala Darpan which was inaugurated here yesterday. The opening of the new office of the organisation, which has been described as the soul of city’s cultural life by many Governors and Administrators of the region, was marked by a poetical symposium.


Aditya, Nadia pocket titles
CHANDIGARH, Oct 9 — Nadia Saini of DAV Public School, Sector 8, won the junior girls' title in the 13th Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship in the Sector 23 hall here today. She defeated Megha Kassal of AKSIP School, Sector 41, 21-18, 23-21, 21-18.

  • Inter-financial meet

  • Cricket tourney

  • Pool tournament

  • Judo championship

Advisory Council members
CHANDIGARH, Oct 9 — The Chairpersons of the Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti, will be ex-officio members of the Administrator’s Advisory Council, an order of the Chandigarh Administration says.


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